Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 6/183 -- David Fales, QB, 6-2, 228, San Jose State...He is expected to come in and compete with Jerrod Johnson for developmental quarterback behind backup Jordan Palmer. He led the NCAA in completion percentage as a junior (.725) after transferring from junior college. He'd originally committed to Nevada but left after his freshman year because an offense that greatly utilized the running of Colin Kaepernick did not fit his skills. A big arm hasn't been his calling card, but accuracy has, and he threw for 66 touchdowns in two seasons with San Jose State. He completed 68 percent in two seasons.
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01/27/14 - Following a strong performance at the 2014 Senior Bowl All-Star Game in Mobile, Ala., San Jose State University quarterback David Fales will be one of three signal callers competing in the 16th Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge. Produced by Intersport, Fales is entered in the Quarterback Accuracy competition with Clemson's Taj Boyd and Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech. All three quarterbacks were at the Senior Bowl. Fales completed 6-of-7 passes with an interception for 104 yards and a touchdown for the winning South team. Boyd was 7-of-16 with an interception for 31 yards and Thomas was 4-of-5 for 17 yards for the North team that scored its only touchdown on a 1-yard fourth quarter run. - Fresno State football
01/22/14 - 2014 Senior Bowl Wednesday...While Fresno State's Derek Carr and Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo starred the first two days in Mobile, San Jose State's David Fales enjoyed his strongest performance of the week. Carr and Garoppolo seemed to play it safe Wednesday, frequently taking check-downs and rarely risking dangerous throws. Garoppolo, for example, elected to throw an intermediate sideline route out of bounds rather than attack deep down the middle to an open receiver on a surprise flea-flicker midway through practice. Adding to his reputation as a "gamer," Fales kept his eyes downfield, rifling a few well-thrown intermediate and deep passes, including one particularly well-thrown pass to Colorado State tight end Crockett Gillmore after escaping the rush and rolling to his right. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/21/14 - 2014 Senior Bowl: 10 observations from Monday's South practice...8. San Jose State quarterback David Fales is more of a gamer than a practice-guy but his lack of ideal arm-strength, unfortunately, stood out in comparison to Carr and, to a lesser-extent, Garoppolo. Fales telegraphed some throws (including a short pass over the middle that was intercepted by LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow) and his passes to the perimeter had too much air under them. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/18/13 - 2013 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): QB David Fales, Sr., San Jose State,...For the second season in a row, Fales was a second-team all-conference choice. He is the first San Jose State quarterback to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season and did it in each of his two years as a Spartan. Fales completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 4,189 yards and 33 TDs and scored two more touchdowns on the ground. He shares or holds 28 San Jose State school records. - San Jose State football
12/03/13 - 2014 NFL DRAFT, WEEK 14 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES: QB David Fales, San Jose State...In a game that saw over 1,000 yards of total offense (in the first half), Fales and Fresno State's Derek Carr put on a show through the air. And although Carr will be the higher sought after NFL prospect, Fales showed why there's a place for him at the next level as well, out-dueling the Fresno state quarterback and picking up the victory for the Spartans. He finished 37-for-45 (82.2%) for 547 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions, adding 33 yards rushing and a score on the ground.
Fales showed excellent timing and anticipation and even showed off some mobility to make throws on the move, displaying supreme confidence and resolve. He throws more rainbows than ropes and is more of a finesse passer, but he was successful due to his natural instincts at the position. Fales won't be on every draft board due to his pedestrian arm strength, but his passing vision, touch and overall feel for the position is above average, making him a great fit for a west coast offense that emphasizes multiple reads. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/03/13 - WEEK 14 NCAA NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: David Fales threw for a school-record 547 yards and six touchdowns in an entertaining showdown with David Carr and San Jose State spoiled the No. 16 Fresno State's perfect season with a 62-52 victory. Fales was every bit as good as the more heralded Carr, matching his six first-half touchdown passes in a near perfect performance that made the Spartans bowl eligible with their first win against a ranked opponent since 2000. Falesí 13-for-13 to start the game was a personal best and the fifth most consecutive completions in a Mountain West game. Falesí six touchdown passes were a personal single-game best. - NCAA.com
12/02/13 - WEEK 14 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Senior QB David Fales of San Jose State...For their contributions in San Jose State University's 62-52 win over previously unbeaten and nationally-ranked Fresno State, quarterback David Fales and placekicker Austin Lopez were named the Mountain West Conference Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.
Fales becomes a three-time recipient in 2013 after throwing for a school record 543 yards and personal single-game best six touchdowns in the highest scoring game between these teams since the series started in 1921. The 6-foot-3 senior quarterback rallied the Spartans back from six-point deficits four times in the first and scored on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter to give San Jose State a 59-44 advantage. - San Jose State football
12/02/13 - WEEK 14 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS NATIONAL FBS OFFENSIVE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: David Fales (San Jose State)...In San Jose State University's 62-52 win over previously unbeaten and nationally-ranked Fresno State, Fales threw for a school record 543 yards and personal single-game best six touchdowns in the highest scoring game between these teams since the series started in 1921. The senior quarterback rallied the Spartans back from six-point deficits four times in the first and scored on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter to give San Jose State a 59-44 advantage. - San Jose State football/College Football Performance Awards
12/02/13 - WEEK 14 CBSSPORTS.COM OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: San Jose State quarterback David Fales...All season, Mountain West fans and NFL scouts have been looking forward to the showdown of Derek Carr and David Fales in the regular season finale between Fresno State and San Jose State. Fales not only notched the victory thanks to 580 yards of total offense (547 passing, 33 rushing) but made the Spartans bowl eligible and knocked Fresno State from BCS buster status. The game started like a tennis match, with both quarterbacks leading six touchdown drives in the first half. However, the Bulldogs offense sputtered in the second half and Fales finished the day completing 35-of-47 passes and recording seven total touchdowns in the 62-52 win. - CBSSports.com
12/02/13 - WEEK 14 SENIOR BOWL COLLEGE SENIOR OF THE WEEK: The highly anticipated matchup between NFL quarterback prospects David Fales of San Jose State and Derek Carr of Fresno State did not disappoint. The two combined for 1,066 passing yards and 12 touchdowns last weekend, but it was Fales who came out on the winning end of a 62-52 contest, handing the 16th-ranked Bulldogs their first loss of the season. And Fales was the reason. The senior quarterback was 37-of-45 passing for a school-record 547 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for 33 yards and a score. Fales is the Reese's Senior Bowl College Senior of the Week. - SeniorBowl.com